VUB spin-offs, milestones and portfolio
The VUB has almost 30 active spin-offs nowadays based on research in engineering, life sciences, economy, ICT, sports … . Some of them are real success stories, such as Ablynx, SoftKinetic, Numeca, Double Pass, Collibra,… The most recent ones Zebra Academy and Lumency were created in 2016. Zebra Academy brings the medical expert virtually in the ambulance to make the difference in outcome for patients and Lumency focusses on energy-efficiency in buildings. The year before 3 spin-offs were founded: M2Wave from the dept of Electronics & Informatics, Confo Therapeutics originating from the Steyaert Lab, and Luceda Photonics, a spin-off company of the VUB B-PHOT team, together with IMEC and the Photonics Research Group of the Ghent University.
As a multidisciplinary team VUB TechTransfer supports the creation of VUB spin-off companies. VUB TechTransfer has experts in legal and IP aspects, organizes entrepreneurship seminars, informs about funding resources, supports business development and much more.